• The Red Wings’ West Coast road trip comes to a close tonight in Vancouver. After tonight they’re off until Saturday when they host the New Jersey Devils.

    Chris Osgood is back between the pipes tonight and (one game later than I suggested it) Derek Meech is in for Brett Lebda.

    Those appear to be the only changes to Detroit’s lineup and the only pregame news I can find.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2008 1:15 AM
  • They were saying there were some forward lines being changed? But I only caught half of it, so I don’t know who’s going where (or if that was what they were even talking about XD)

    Why until Saturday? That’s kinda ridiculous =/ Well, in my opinion it kinda is. (not that this west coast trip has been my cup of tea, either)

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 2:39 AM
  • I missed pre-game so I didn’t see anything about the forward lines.

    The delay until Saturday is to make up for the compressed West Coast trip.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2008 3:04 AM
  • One thing I don’t like about these new lines: Kopecky back on the fourth line. I really like the energy he brings to the third line. That said, maybe he can spark Maltby and McCarty, who haven’t done a damned thing this year. Maltby already had one good shift.

    I like seeing Filppula with Zetterberg, I’ve always liked them together.

    This’ll probably be a quiet night for me, I’m not sticking near the computer but I’ll try to check in from time to time.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2008 3:31 AM
  • Samuelsson with a goal on the power play :) Awesome!

    And at the end of the period, Samuelsson in the box XD

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 3:32 AM
  • Wings looked better that period than any of the last six. Glad to see that the rest has been good for them.

    I missed Vancouver’s penalty but I don’t like the boarding call on Kopecky. It looked clean to me but I haven’t seen a replay so I could be wrong.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2008 3:49 AM
  • Samuelsson with a goal on the power play :) Awesome!

    And at the end of the period, Samuelsson in the box XD

    Rafalski got a goal on the power play minutes ago.

    And now Vancouver scores. 2-1

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 4:18 AM
  • Henrik Zetterberg gets a goal. I didn’t think that went in! :)

    Awesome. 3-1

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 4:34 AM
  • I love Zetterberg’s goal. Another one of those kind of, “I’m going to score now” moments. He decided to put it in the net and it went there.

    Fantastic to see a five-on-three in Detroit’s favor.

    Can’t believe the call on Kronner to end the period.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2008 4:40 AM
  • 3-2 Now, but I don’t know who scored for Vancouver.

    Wellwood? Something or other.

    Crazy pile-up by Osgood.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 5:07 AM
  • Goalie interference on Cleary.

    I don’t know what to say about that one – it does look like Cleary ploughed right into him, however, it does look like Cleary was looking at the blue line at the same time.

    God, I hate the music the Canuckleheads have.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 5:17 AM
  • Canucks pulls goalie. Minute left in the third.

    Wings win, 3-2 :)

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 November 3, 2008 5:28 AM
  • Probably a bit more of a wild finish than the Wings would have liked but overall a much better effort than in San Jose.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2008 5:30 AM